Plant of the Month
This section provides detailed information on selected native species that are particularly relevant to the Perth community, including their origin, distribution, flowering season, cultivation and propagation.
A new species is featured monthly, with a focus on plants that are flowering at the time. Notes are also provided on where to view the plant in Kings Park and Botanic Garden.
Common name: Old Man Saltbush
Common name: Mulga
Agonis flexuosa ‘variegata’
Common name: Variegated WA Weeping Peppermint
Sarcostemma viminale subsp. australe
Common name: Caustic Bush
Common name: Western coolibah or Smooth-barked coolibah
Common name: Water Pandan
Common name: Baxter’s Banksia or Bird’s Nest Banksia
Common name: Blue Lace-flower or Rottnest Island Daisy
Common name: ‘Kings Park Federation Flame’
Common name: ‘Albany Catspaw’
Common name: ‘Flat Wattle’ or ‘Clay Wattle’